The Ukulele

The Ukulele is ready for publication and will detail the construction of a soprano, concert, tenor, and baritone sized ukuleles. The four instruments can be made with an integrated neck (in the style of a classical guitar), or with the neck constructed separately and attached with a violin style mortice or a small bolt and threaded insert.

Click here for a pdf of the introductory chapter, a chapter with comprehensive information on tools and materials as well as a chapter on building ukuleles in the style of the early Hawaiian builders, based on the 1917 film produced by the Ford Motor Co.

There will be plans for all five types of ukulele, as well as sections on making rope binding, tuners, finishing methods and calulating fret positions for four different scale lengths.

The six ukuleles contructed for the book. From the left: An Old Island Style soprano ukulele, another soprano based on a 1920s Regal, a concert size inspired by CF Martin model, a 23 fret to the body tenor with a body after a Gibson LG-0 guitar, a 14 fret tenor with a pin bridge and a more modern styled baritone.